47,000 meals given to senior citizens during the coronavirus outbreak


Patricia Williams is a senior citizen in Baton Rouge. Since the coronavirus outbreak she’s been stuck at home. 

“I try to stay safe and not go out in the public so that i [won’t] contract the virus,” Williams said.

Something she says she’s not used to.

“It’s kind hard to be confined in the house when you’re so accustomed to getting up in the morning, getting dressed and going to your senior site,” she said.

Not leaving home means she can’t get necessities like food and water. That’s where the council on aging comes in.

Thursday the organization delivered 47,000 meals to seniors free of charge.  

“Our main goal is just to ensure that during this pandemic that every senior is able to remain comfortable in their home,” Timothy Moore said. “We’re taking them meals, we’re taking them toilet paper, we’re taking them hand sanitizer, household disinfectant products, just to make sure they need in their households.” 

 Williams says she’s very thankful.  

 “This is a blessing,” Williams said. 

The meals have enough food to last two weeks. Organizers say if the current restrictions are still in place, they will deliver another round of meals and supplies. 

If you would like to donate to the council on aging visit their website: https://ebrcoa.org

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